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The Ultimate Do’s and Don’ts on How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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Healthy eyes may not be something that you think about on a regular basis. You know not to poke it but do you consider how your diet or your lifestyle can affect it? It is possible that you won’t think about it until you start to lose your vision or have other health problems.

Well, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your eye health. The things you do in your 20s and 30s will have a full effect on what happens in your 60s and 70s. You can prevent numerous eye problems and help to save your vision for retirement and beyond.

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Here’s all you need to know about how to keep your eye healthy. We’ll list the dos and don’ts to help improve your health.

DO Eat Plenty of Lutein and Beta Carotene

It’s time to look at the nutrients that you get from your food. We’re not saying that you have to give up on chocolate and refined sugar, but we are saying that it’s best to cut down on them. You want to get more food that has lutein and beta-carotene. These are two types of proteins that are essential for the eye health.

You may have heard that carrots will help you see in the dark. Well, while they don’t give you night vision they do improve your eyesight because of the beta carotene in them. Anything orange will have beta carotene, but carrots are the best.

Lutein has been proven scientifically to help reduce the chances of developing cataracts and macular degeneration disease. If you do develop them or have started to develop them – some eye diseases can start in your 40s – then getting more lutein can help to stall the development of them. You can keep most of your vision and prevent expensive eye appointments.

You can get both of these in apricots, carrots, sweet potatoes, and even butter – real butter, not margarine!

By Positive Health Wellness, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, May 16, 2017 

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